"New" EJ89L Razor/New Head

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"New" EJ89L Razor/New Head

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Does anyone have any experience with the "New" EJ89L? EJ advertises a new, improved head. The English Shaving Company has a great buy on them.

Thanks,

Ed
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there is alot of love for that razor here on the forum

i had one and it is very nice razor to have..

its a bit less aggressive than the older head ,,just a little

it does shave smoother

you cant dislike it ,,thats a fact
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i have one, very nice item
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"New" means January 2009. Prior to that Merkur made the heads for EJ.
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Post by m3m0ryleak »

druphus wrote:"New" means January 2009. Prior to that Merkur made the heads for EJ.
Thanks Andy, for a moment there my RAD almost woke from its slumber.
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Post by The Seeker »

I have the DE89L. Fantastic razor, smooth as you like.
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Post by nteeman »

I always thought the EJ razors used Merkur heads--is that not true?
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nteeman wrote:I always thought the EJ razors used Merkur heads--is that not true?
They have used Muhle heads since January of 2009
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Post by Pauldog »

Is this the least expensive source for a complete razor with this head?
http://www.qedusa.com/edwin-jagger-edwi ... p-275.html

The only problem is that their minimum shipping charge is high, which encourages various acquisition disorders.
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Pauldog wrote:Is this the least expensive source for a complete razor with this head?
http://www.qedusa.com/edwin-jagger-edwi ... p-275.html

The only problem is that their minimum shipping charge is high, which encourages various acquisition disorders.
Paul, The English Shaving Company has free shipping through the beginning of December. You might want to give it a look.
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They ship for free to the USA?

I suppose a similar razor branded "Muhle Pinsel" will cost more?
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Pauldog wrote:They ship for free to the USA?
They do indeed Paul. They run this promotion periodically and with subtracting the VAT it makes it quite affordable. You can either pay in US Dollars at the rate they list, or use a no fee Credit Card (like Capital One) and pay in either Pounds or Euros at the current rate. All of my Trumper stuff has been purchased here during a free ship promotion. Shipping to Denver, Colorado, USA takes between 8-12 days, so you cannot be in a hurry to get the stuff.
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Post by Pauldog »

The Seeker wrote:I have the DE89L. Fantastic razor, smooth as you like.
How does it compare with the Gillette NEW?

It looks like I can get just the head for $23, and the whole razor for under $28. I think I'm going to inquire at my local barber supply shop before ordering...
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Post by fisherc »

IMO the relatively new Muhle/EJ head is the best DE head in the market. I find it superlative when loaded with a Personna Isralei DE blade and/or a Shark DE blade. I realize this is highly subjective so just my opinion of course.

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Post by MikeC »

I love my DE89L a great razor!
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Post by Pauldog »

I finally got a Jagger DE89L. I swapped a Gillette red tip for it, and it was mailed to me from France around Dec. 10. It arrived earlier today, after kicking around various postal services of the world, apparently. I had been sweating a bit, but I thought the most likely explanation had to do with mail and Customs rather than the member I was trading with.

I was too sleep-deprived to shave today, so I don't have anything more to report yet.
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Post by Reverend Jim »

I love my EJ89L. A great razor.






Meh, heh, heh!
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I could swear there's an echo in here!

Rev. Jim, I'm tempted to add "meh heh heh" to your remark, but that would probably be abusing my moderator super powers.
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Post by Pauldog »

I tried my EJ for the first time today, with several days of stubble, and I was amazed. I used an unmarked blade I think is an American Personna, one that had some shaves on it, and it felt as though I could not cut myself without trying very hard to do so. The shave was very close, and it was easy to keep a good angle. It was even safe on the back of my neck, and normally I only trust an injector on that tender area.

The only thing I'd change is to try some other handles. The black handle it came with seems just a bit slippery.

I think I would be safe even with a fresh Feather blade in this razor.

Even though I favor one-piece razors, this razor, the Gillette NEW, and the slant bar often keep me away from my TTO's.
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Post by druphus »

A nice head indeed. I prefer the Chatsworth handles with this head.
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